Novelist Elmore Leonard, who died at 87, will be remembered as one of America's most influential writers; in addition to his vast body of work, he leaves behind his writing tips, which generations ahead will use to further the genre that he developed so much. But even those who don't aspire to write will remember Leonard for his influence on Hollywood, including movies like "Get Shorty," "Jackie Brown," and "Out of Sight," to name a few.
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